Accident Sends Two Drivers To Hospital

The Highway Patrol is responding to an accident with injuries on Highway 264 near Greenville.

Troopers say the crash happened at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday near mile marker 73 in Greenville. That is near the overpass where Highway 264 turns into Stantonsburg Rd. on the west side of town.

Troopers say both drivers were transported to the hospital; the extent of their injuries is unknown.

Some drivers told WITN they were re-routed to take the Martin Luther King Jr. Bypass instead of coming into Greenville on Stantonsburg Rd. However, the Highway Patrol says all lanes of traffic are open again.

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  • by amanda Location: greenville on Oct 14, 2009 at 06:18 PM
    why is it that some people always have to leave something negitive and rude??? every topic has the same people leaving rude comments...why???? what about the people who are involved in this wreck and their families???? grow up people...this isn't the jerry springer website....gosh!!! my prayers go out to the injured and families of the injured!!!
  • by fed up Location: greenvilel on Oct 14, 2009 at 02:29 PM
    The b's bbq and stantonsburg intersection wrecks are mostly caused by people that live in those apartments. Those people do not bother to stop for stop signs coming out of there neighborhoods much less the stop light. Police should sit and watch that area sometime. They could get there quotq on tickets in 1 morning. I really want to put instructions on the stop signs there to say " this sign means to STOP"
  • by questioin on Oct 14, 2009 at 09:14 AM
    To Anon: I understand that you can turn right on red. What I was saying was that they think that just because they are allowed to, they can go no matter what. I have been driving the speed limit through there and have had people pull out in front of me several times. Don't turn right on red if someone is coming. Especially if the speed limit is 55.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 14, 2009 at 09:04 AM
    A five car accident happened yesterday afternoon a few miles closer to greenville. Response times were AWFUL! Paramedics were about 15 minutes and police responding to the original accident were exceeding 45 minutes. Someone could have easily been killed as a result of the time on the shoulder of the road.
  • by to "anon" and "be careful" Location: greenville on Oct 14, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    Anon, You are right about the turning left on red thing. There are some cities implementing a flashing red and motorists can turn left on red when there is no oncoming traffic. However, I don't think it would be all that safe...people seem to screw it up when the light is green. To "Be careful," I'm not all that sure why you wish to blame ECU students for all the bad driving in this city. Most of the poor driving I have seen as been the "older" population that refuse to accept that they are far too old to drive, and feel that it is "safe" to drive 25mph in a 45mph zone. Oh, and it's not just ECU students speeding on the highway. People speed on highways...everywhere and all the time...just depends on the person.
  • by safe student Location: greenville on Oct 14, 2009 at 06:56 AM
    To "Be Careful," How do you know that it is always ECU students who "drive 90 mph down 264 and never get caught?" That seems like a rather general assumption. Lots of people speed, not just ECU students.
  • by Anon on Oct 14, 2009 at 06:40 AM
    You can turn right on red. And there is talk, and may be allowed in some cities, to turn left on red.
  • by Be careful Location: Greenville on Oct 14, 2009 at 06:09 AM
    Perhaps they need to reduce that speed limit somewhat, not that it is enforced at all. So many ECU students drive 90 mph down 264 and never get caught. Maybe more enforcement would have saved these lives.
  • by question on Oct 14, 2009 at 05:08 AM
    What about the accident that occurred where B's BBQ and Stantonsburg come into the highway yesterday around 1:00 pm? That is a dangerous intersection (mostly because of people thinking they can turn right on red). Just wondering if those people were okay.

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